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Program Construction: Calculating Implementations from Specifications

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Unique approach tackles what most books don't-why maths and logic are fundamental tools for a programmer This comprehensive guide is a balanced combination of mathematical theory and the practice of programming Straightforward presentation of construction principles inlcuding: assignment axiom, sequential composition, case analysis, use of invariants and bound functions ...more
Paperback, 352 pages
Published May 7th 2003 by John Wiley & Sons (first published April 23rd 2003)
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Ronny
Oct 04, 2010 Ronny rated it did not like it
Shelves: programming, math
I did not feel like this book provided any good information, and it felt padded to boot. In fact, after a while I lost patience and started skimming.

For instance, several pages were wasted on an explanation of an algorithm that could have been given in a single paragraph. Then time was spent on a very awkward proof involving the relationship between sums of SPECIFIC numbers, which one could simply test directly. The author may have made some point about the awkwardness of the proof, but there wa
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